I vividly remember the first time I last drove one of these, because the last time I went behind the wheel of Mini’s John Cooper Works hatchback, I knew in an instant I’d fallen in love. I loved how it looked, I loved how it drove and (unlike other journos) I even loved that it […]Read more "A Milder-mannered firecracker: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works 3-Door LCI"
Under the shadow of the First World War, a chief engineer at Munich’s Rapp-Motorenwerk by the name of Max Friz had an idea. An idea born from his former vocation at Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. An idea to engineer a high compression, large displacement, silky smooth engine with six cylinders firing in a straight line with supreme balance […]Read more "Straight six evocation: Driving the BMW G20 M340i xDrive"
Launched earlier in the year and sporting a more intuitive refreshed interface, BMW’s latest connected apps, MyBMW and Mini app, have just been updated with an extended range of features to further engage drivers and owners with their latest driving machines. The latest version of the app brings with it a number of new upgrades […]Read more "The Connected Car Life: MyBMW Mobile app gets an extended range of functions"
Now into its second generation following BMW’s change in model name nomenclature, the latest BMW 4 Series Convertible is a class leading piece of machinery that showcases much more than its return to a soft fabric roof might suggest. Having been blessed with the keys to BMW’s latest 430i Convertible, there’s plenty of aspects of […]Read more "A Well Balanced Act: Driving the BMW G23 430i Convertible"
Through plenty of personal observation, I have formed a hypothesis. One which postulates that a significant percentage of Mini owners sit within a unique demographic of drivers. The ones when faced with a sea of mundane automobiles have chosen to walk by a different set of rules. The ones who value aesthetics over practicalities, joy […]Read more "A little ray of light: Driving the Mini Cooper S Convertible LCI"
Like all lovingly crafted dishes, the secret to putting a smile on your customers’ faces lies not just in what’s added into the mix but also in the ability to select how much exactly to put in. The same can be said of cars. Big power, a finely tuned and well set up suspension, a […]Read more "The Right Ingredients: Driving the Mini One 5dr LCI"
With a 1.5litre 3-cylinder power-plant slotted under its bonnet, the BMW 116i is currently now the most accessible gateway into the world of BMW motoring but don’t let its entry level credentials fool you into thinking it’s a paired down build offering nothing other than its storied badge because it is quite literally the opposite. […]Read more "An engaging entry: Driving the BMW F40 116i Luxury"
There’s no denying it, the automotive landscape is undergoing a strong undercurrent of change that is at once hopeful, intriguing and exciting. Building on their years of research and development since the i3, the iX3’s launch in Singapore also heralds the arrival of BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive technology. With these rapidly evolving technological breakthroughs, we are finally […]Read more "Circuiting into the City: Driving the all-electric BMW G08 iX3"
Usually, it takes an entire article’s worth of reading before reviewers such as yours truly would give you a verdict on whichever car we were testing. But, I’m going to say it here first. The Mini Electric is so compelling to me that hand on heart if I had the finances to buy one (and […]Read more "Electric Company: Driving the new Mini Electric"
A month ago, I was a sceptic. Isn’t it silly swapping trading in an already very good (and very well specced) XC40 for another XC40? Wouldn’t it feel just like the same car? Being in the very blessed position to have driven quite a number of cars, I’ve always held the position that PHEVs, straddling […]Read more "The plugged in life: A month with the XC40 T5 Recharge"